ITV News at 5:30

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ITV News at 5:30
ITV News titles.png
ITV News opening sequence
Also known asITV Morning News
Presented byVarious Newscasters
Opening theme"News Centre"
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
Production location(s)ITN Studios,
London, England, UK
Editor(s)Deborah Turness
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)ITN
Original networkITV
Picture format1080i (HDTV 16:9)
Original release15 February 1988 –
21 December 2012
Preceded byITN World News
Related showsITV News at 1:30,
ITV News at 6:30,
ITV News at Ten,
ITV News (Weekend)
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ITV News at 5:30 was the early morning news bulletin on the British television network ITV. It was produced by ITN.

The 30-minute programme covered British national and international news stories, a brief business update, a look at the morning's newspapers and regular NBC News segments and broadcasts at 5:30 am every day. In the event of a major news story, they occasionally went live to the scene or crossed to the newsroom.


The programme began as the ITN Morning News on 15 February 1988 with the advent of 24-hour television on ITV. It originally ran for an hour from 5 am and was the first pre-subscription television outlet in Britain to broadcast regular segments from CNN. The first thirty minutes included a broadcast of the ITN World News, a bulletin intended for the international audience and composed solely of major world stories, and the second thirty minutes focused on national news stories. The practice of including the ITN World News as part of an "hour-long" ITN Morning News ended by March 1991, and the time slot was amended accordingly to 5:30 am.

Some EPGs and TV listings referred to the programme as the ITV Early Morning News. On 2 November 2009 the ITV Morning News was renamed as simply ITV News to coincide with the re-branding of ITV News output.

On 27 November 2012, it was announced that ITV is to axe the bulletin in favour of delivering content online for and extra resources to be put into creating a new foreign affairs unit. The programme last aired on 21 December 2012.[1]

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  1. ^ ITV lays Morning News to rest, Balihar Khalsa, Broadcast Now, 27 November 2012

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